Low-Cost Method for Metal Nano-Coating of Anisotropic Carbon Fibers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911SR-11-C-0037
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4510
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-009
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
3300 A Westminister Ave., Santa Ana, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
112614594
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Lin
Technical Director
(714) 554-5511
timlin@aegistech.net
Business Contact:
Bob Liu
President
(714) 554-5511
management@aegistech.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In this SBIR project, Aegis Technology proposes to develop a low-cost, scalable coating process capable of producing highly conductive metal nano-coating for carbon fibers. The resultant coated fibers would be excellent attenuators in the microwave frequencies(including millimeter wave). In the accomplished Phase I, Aegis has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed approach, identified the direction for further improvement, and established a solid basis for the process optimization and scaling up that will be carried out in this Phase II. Based upon the findings and success of the Phase I, in this the Phase II project, Aegis will: (1) develop and demonstrate a novel metal nano-coating technology and the resultant highly conductive metal-coated carbon fibers with excellent extinction coefficient in microwave frequencies; (2) further identify the underlying technical issues that govern the fabrication and performance of the metal nano-coated carbon fibers and address the technical issues related with process optimizations and scaling up; (3) use this knowledge to design and manufacture such high-performance metal coated carbon fibers that exhibit optical/electrical performances as required by Army; and (4) implement technology transfer for potential mass production that satisfies or even exceed all of the required performance metrics.In addition, we will also address the issues related with dispersion, packing and dissemination of metal nano-coated carbon fibers, which are essential to transfer this technology into potential field tests and subsequent military applications.

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